Don't be fooled by my non-existent gamerscore, and low community level. I'm an old regular of the TES Oblivion forums, but my account got hacked. While I'm waiting for it to get restored, I have Golem here to entertain me. Back in the day me, Death, and Mike (Death know's which Mike I mean.) used to be the three leading people on this forum. Erm...Anyway...On to the question!
Who here, if anyone, plays with the difficulty slider all the way up? And if you do, how and why do you do it? I've done this in attempts to grind my main skills easily. (I.E. putting the slider all the way up, and then using a sword/mace on the Grey Prince once you've done his quest so that you can wail on him for 30 minutes before he dies and get your skill up a bunch. Or get on top of a large rock/pillar with a retarded Troll who can't figure out how to use the stairs, and blast him with fire balls for an hour to level Destro.) More then once, I forgot that my slider was all the way up, and ran around to fight things, and got three shotted. And this three shotting happened at around 24 on my old main character, with Deadric/ebony armor, and Umbra.
This lead me to wonder, who would play with the slider all the way up, how would they do it, and why? The only way I personally can see doing it is with some Shield enchants to reduce damage by, say...100%. And even then, while you may not die, it'll take about 20 minutes to kill one Enemy, which isn't fun. Obviously there are ways to play with the game at its hardest though. If there wasn't, Bethesda wouldn't have made max difficulty so hard.
So tell me if, why, and how, you play at the max.